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PIL demands CBI probe into supply of sub-standard medicines in MP

The MP High Court admitted for hearing a public interest litigation demanding CBI probe into the supply of sub-standard medicines in state government-run hospitals and health centres.

bhopal Updated: Oct 15, 2014 16:38 IST
HT Correspondent

Madhya Pradesh high court on Tuesday admitted for hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) demanding the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the supply of sub-standard medicines in the State government run hospitals and health centres.

The Madhya Pradesh Medical Officers Association through its president Dr Ajay Kumar Khare and the Madhya Pradesh Class III Government Employees Association president Arun Dwivedi have filed the petition.

The audit report of May 7, 2014 of the state principal accountant general, Gwalior, pointed out shortcomings in supplies of medicine to the government run hospitals and health centres including medicines sent without prior laboratory tests to the hospitals and health centres across the state.

The purchases were done in past couple of years, the petitioner's counsel Praveen Verma said. The sub-standard medicines worth crores of rupees were supplied to the hospitals and health centres, he said. The high court served notices on the state government and others during hearing of the Public Interest Litigation.